|Title||WaterAid learning for advocacy and good practice : water and sanitation mapping in Pakistan|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Secondary Title||WaterAid report|
|Pagination||43 p. : 5 boxes, 2 fig., 2 tab.|
|Place Published||London, UK|
|Keywords||evaluation, mapping, pakistan karachi, orangi town, sanitation, sdiasi, sdiman, urban areas, water supply|
The present report is based on field visits to the Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) and Anjuman Samaji Behbood (ASB) in Pakistan. It focuses on the experience of OPP-RTI based in Karachi. It also draws on experiences from one of OPP-RTI’s partner organisations: ASB in Faisalabad. The report documents how OPP-RTI applies sanitation mapping, particularly in Karachi. This includes the objectives, target groups, inputs, methods and processes of mapping in-country. The report also assesses how OPP-RTI has used mapping to influence decision-making processes around the local level delivery of sanitation services in Karachi. OPP-RTI has practiced sanitation mapping for over 25 years. The organisation has been very successful in using mapping evidence as a tool to influence decision making around urban sanitation in Pakistan. The major factors for OPP-RTI’s success in using mapping are linked to (1) the production of maps themselves, (2) the advocacy strategies employed and (3) to OPP’s philosophy, which encourages critical assessment of past mistakes and internal learning processes.